Senior enrichment starts with curiosity and ends in lifelong friendships.

Designed for the retired and semi-retired, The Knowledge Exchange is a lifelong learning program that meets on Fridays for eight-week sessions in fall, winter and spring. Full-length courses, workshops and "Lunch and Learn" presentations as offered. 

Courses are non-credit and led by a team of dedicated volunteers made up of GSU faculty, alumni and community experts.  A volunteer Advisory Committee made up of Exchange class leaders and participants assist in overseeing the curriculum and sustaining quality programming.  Topics include: History, Law, Liberal Arts, Current Events, Foreign Policy, Music/Film, Philosophy and more with lively discussions. Lunch is a great time to know other Exchange students, continue classroom discussions and share classroom and life experiences.  Participants of The Knowledge Exchange enjoy a relaxed and friendly environment on the GSU campus and have formed a community of shared learning, social interaction and the free exchange of opinions and ideas. 



$73 for the first class

$28 for any additional class   

To join or find out more information, please contact Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393.

The spring session has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following in-person Lunch and Learn Sessions and Curriculum Meetings will be rescheduled based on university, state and federal guidelines. 


Monarch Butterflies: Milkweed, Monarchs and Migration

Friday, April 24 / 12:10-12:55p.m. / Room B2203

Phyllis Schulte – a weekly volunteer at the Field Museum in the insect wet lab – will present a portion of her expertise on the migratory world of the Monarch Butterfly.


Myras and Kathy’s East African Safari Adventure

Friday, May 8 / 12:10-12:55p.m. / Room B2203

Enjoy the latest travel adventure as experienced by Knowledge Exchange class leader Myras Osman & his equally adventurous wife, Kathy.

Spring Curriculum Meeting:

Friday, May 15 / 12:10-12:55 p.m. / Room B2203

Bring a lunch and get a sneak peek at the line-up for the fall 2020 session and participate in a discussion of the upcoming 2021 classes.





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